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City to name Human Rights Award recipient

Senior Amaya Fokuo gives a presentation to students. Fokuo is the chair of the Human Rights commission that will decide the winner of the award sometime in early 2020.

Sam Swisher

February 6, 2020

Before the winner of the Human Rights Award is chosen, city community organizer Darius Gray said the award is given to people who focus on equality. “It means that you are someone who works toward and you are seen as a community leader, as well as someone that people look to for a sense of moral ri...

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Senior Amaya Fokuo informs students about the upcoming Black History Month show on Feb. 28. Amaya is also the head of the Human Rights Commission.

Samantha Klepfer

January 21, 2020

What is your role in the city of St. Louis Park? My current role is Human Rights (Commission chairperson) for the city. I was appointed about two years ago and I was reappointed a couple months ago. Our whole thing is bringing support and racial equity to different parts of the city, so a lot of our tim...

25th Annual Ice Cream Social brings community together

A naturalist shows off a snake to some children attending the Saint Louis Park Annual Ice Cream Social May 13 at the ROC.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

May 17, 2018

Senior Lindsey Prestholdt said she has attended the Ice Cream Social in previous years and it has always been a positive experience. “I think it’s really great. I’ve come to the Ice Cream Social for a few years so far. I mean I used to come here as a kid and I loved it,” Prestholdt said. ...

Human Rights Commission searching for student

The Park Human Rights Commission recognizes Chana Shagalow with the 2016 Human Rights Award at a City Council meeting. The commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 award, among other activities.

Eli Curran-Moore

December 18, 2017

The Park Human Rights Commission is currently searching for a youth member, according to Chair Sara Wilhelm Garbers. Garbers said a youth presence on the board is important to give the city a youth perspective on issues, especially from a diverse place like Saint Louis Park High School. “Having ...

Senior serves on city commission

Senior Isaac Mintzer signs his certificate of appointment after being sworn in to the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission on July 18.

Eli Curran-Moore

October 26, 2017

When senior Isaac Mintzer joined the City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, he joined with serving his community in mind. Mintzer said this stems from childhood commitments. “Since I was little my father helped ingrain in me the sense that I have to give back to my community, and I've bee...

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